Originally Posted by tinker
I have a 2010 ranger 4x4 with a five speed tranny. I have trouble getting into first and second gear. It seems to get worse in the cold.Sometimes at a light I will have to put it into second gear before it will go into first. It is like it uses second gear to line up first . Any ideas as to the cause? Fluid is good in the clutch, and the pedal feels firm. I am going to the dealer for an oil change this week so I will have them look at it .I just want to arm myself with some knowledge beforehand.
My focus has always done, and still does this. It was discussed to death in the focus forums when I was still on there. It's been identified to be the grease in the shifter to get too thick in cold weather, making it difficult to shift.
Pretty normal stuff
EDIT: I went back to the focus forums, and found some extra information, copy-paste is as follows:
"So for all you out there with the MTX-75 who are experiencing shifting problems. Problems such as getting the car into 1st at a stop and reverse and just hard shift engagement overall.
Ford just recently released I believe the 3rd revision of the pressure plate for our clutch systems. I just got mine put in with a brand new flywheel (as they cannot be turned) and slave cylinder (why not its right there) and the car shifting is like a hot knife through butter now. No matter hot or cold, moving or not it goes in so easy. And I found that the friction point was also much improved although that could be just because the pressure plate's and flywheels friction surfaces were both totally hosed."
This is post was from 2008 though (dang, I haven't been on that forum in a long time)